This is a progress report on Clancy’s training. He has learned to sit with a food lure and reward, but I phased out the lure very quickly, and he picked up on the upward hand signal very quickly. He is now recognising voice alone for “sit”.
Now I have added a High Five to his sit, which is a great trick for meet and greet at parties.
His favourite reward, at least when he is in play mode, is play. He loves tug games with his tug toys as well as playing mouthy games with my hand. This allows me to give him feedback if he bites too hard. This is called “bite inhibition”. He is also picking up the process of stopping and starting. This contributes to what we call “impulse control”.